NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Professor Barry F. Hersh Named a Distinguished Fellow by NAIOP Research Foundation


NEW YORK, January 21, 2014 -- Barry F. Hersh, a clinical associate professor at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, a division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), has been named a Distinguished Fellow for 2014 by the NAIOP Research Foundation for his exemplary research on environmentally sustainable real estate. NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners, and related professionals in office, industrial, retail, and mixed-use real estate.

The Distinguished Fellows program serves as a bridge between industry and academia and is comprised of highly-regarded academicians and industry executives working together to enhance synergy on a number of economic and social issues affecting the industry. As a Distinguished Fellow, Hersh will assist NAIOP in conducting cutting-edge research and in expanding the Association’s presence within the academic community.

“We congratulate Barry Hersh on this well-deserved honor,” said NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Divisional Dean Rosemary Scanlon. “I join with the entire Schack faculty to commend Professor Hersh for his longtime efforts in sustainable real estate and brownfield redevelopment. NAIOP has chosen a most experienced and knowledgeable professional as their designee this year.”

Hersh teaches graduate courses in property development and coordinates the development program at NYU Schack. He has dedicated his academic career to promoting environmentally responsible construction and has advised on local, state, and national projects.

In 2012, NAIOP commissioned him to explore the challenges that real estate developers face when tasked with revitalizing contaminated waterfronts or brownfield sites. Hersh compiled his findings and remediation solutions in his study, The Complexity of Urban Waterfront Redevelopment.”

About the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (scps.nyu.edu/schack) was founded in 1967, at the initiative of prominent real estate leaders who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that provided an educational foundation for professionals within their industry. Today, NYU Schack offers graduate degrees—notably the M.S. in Real Estate, the M.S. in Construction Management, and the M.S. in Real Estate Development—as well as graduate certificates in real estate and construction management, all of which enroll nearly 800 full- and part-time students from more than 30 countries and boast over 3,000 graduates around the globe. The Schack Institute recently launched a new B.S. in Real Estate. In addition, each year, approximately 4,200 working professionals enroll in the Institute's professional certificate programs, noncredit courses, and licensure-related offerings in such areas as real estate finance, sales and brokerage, sustainable design, facilities management, and architecture and civil engineering. The Institute also houses the NYU REIT Center and the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, and hosts key industry events, including annual conferences on real estate capital markets and REITs. NYU Schack is one of several academic divisions within the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), which offers a broad range of professionally focused undergraduate, graduate, and noncredit offerings.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.